Nutritional Facts of Sprouted Moong Chaat, Calories in Sprouted Moong Chaat

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Sprouted Moong Chaat have?

One serving of Sprouted Moong Chaat gives 153 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 98 calories, proteins account for 35 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 18 calories. One serving of Sprouted Moong Chaat provides about 9 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See Recipe Sprouted Moong Chaat | healthy sprouted moong chaat Indian | moong sprouts chaat with besan dumplings | 

sprouted moong chaat healthy snack is a protein rich snack which can also be enjoyed for breakfast. Learn how to make sprouted moong chaat healthy snack. 

To make sprouted moong chaat, first make the dunplings. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a smooth dough. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Grease your hands using ½ tsp of oil and shape each portion into a cylindrical roll of 6 mm. (1/4 ") in length and 25 mm. (1") in diameter. Arrange the rolls on a greased plate and steam in a steamer for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely and slice the rolls into small pieces. Keep aside. Then heat the remaining oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds, fennel seeds and asafoetida. When the seeds crackle, add the onions, turmeric powder and green chilli and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the moong sprouts, salt and ¼ cup of water and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the prepared dumplings, chaat masala, sugar and lemon juice, mix well and cook on a medium flame for a few more seconds. Serve hot.

We usually associate chaat with unhealthy fried foods or ones that have been cooked using loads of oil. Healthy sprouted moong chaat Indian is a healthyvariation which has all the flavour and none of the extra calories we relate with fat laden ingredients of chaat. 

Sprouts in moong sprouts chaat with besan dumplings provide plenty of fibreproteinvitamin Cand iron to your diet and the protein content is further enhanced by the addition of vitamin C rich lemon juice. Learn about all the health benefits of sprouts.

What’s more unique about this sprouted moong chaat healthy snack is the dumplings made of besan. Flavoured with fennel seeds, chilli powder and carom seeds, these soft dumplings give a feeling of satiety and an additional mouthfeel and contrasting texture. These dumplings can be enjoyed as a snack in itself. 

This sprouted moong chaat healthy snack can be enjoyed by weight-watchers and heart patients. We suggest that diabetics enjoy not more than half portion at a time, to keep the consumption of carbs restricted. 

Tips for sprouted moong chaat. 1. Do not miss out on adding curd to dumplings. It is necessary to add softness to the dumplings. 2. Cover and cook the sprouts, to retain most of the volatile nutrients. 


Is Sprouted Moong Chaat healthy?

Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Sprouted Moong ( sprouted whole green gram) :  Moong sprouts is a nutri-dense sprout. It’s a good sources of several nutrients like b vitaminspotassiummagnesiumphosphorus. These sprouts are a protein boost. Sprouted moong is beneficial in relieving the symptoms of anaemia by building haemoglobin levels due to its high iron count.  The fiber from sprouted moong has also been linked to lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) levels, thus decreasing the risk of heart diseases, help to maintain blood pressure and good for pregnancy. See detailed benefits of sprouted moong in moong sprouts glossary

Benefits of Cumin Seeds ( jeera) : The most common benefit of jeera known to many is to soothe the stomach, intestine and the entire digestive tract. Cumin seeds are apparently a very good source of iron. A tbsp. of cumin seeds can fulfil nearly 20% of days iron requirement. Even small quantity of cumin seeds has huge amounts of calcium ( see calcium rich Indian foods ) – a bone supporting mineral. They aid is digestion, weight loss and help reduce inflammation. See detailed benefits of cumin seeds, jeera

Benefits of Fennel Seeds, Saunf : Aids in Digestion: The fiber content of fennel seeds is enough to prove its digestive benefits. 1 tbsp of saunf provides 2.3 g of fiber. Relieves Constipation:  The fiber in saunf adds bulk and helps in easy bowel movements too. The high fiber from saunf helps to reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) in the body thus preventing the formation of plaque and in turn, heart attack. See detailed benefits of fennel seeds, saunf

Onions (pyaz, kanda) :  Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin in Onions promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions

Turmeric Powder (Haldi) : Turmeric helps in digestion of food thus helping to overcome indigestion. Haldi may help in reducing the growth of fat cells in the body. Turmeric, being rich in iron, is highly valuable in the treatment of anaemia and both the root as well as the powder should be a regular part of an anaemic diet. One of the health benefits of turmeric is it’s anti-inflammatory property due to the active compound, Curcumin, which helps to relieve inflammation of the joints and thus is a ladder to relieve pain related to arthritis. The curcumin in haldi also helps to ward of the bacteria’s causing cold, cough and throat irritation.  Turmeric benefits in diabetes management by lowering blood glucose levels. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects are useful in the treatment of diabetes patients.  It is known to be a good brain food and keep diseases like Alzheimer’s at bay. See here for detailed turmeric benefits.

Green Chillies : Antioxidant vitamin C in green chillies protects the body from effects of harmful free radicals and prevents stress. It is probably the high fiber which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. This it is a welcome addition to a diabetic diet. Suffering from anaemia? Add green chillies to your list of iron rich foods too. For complete details see benefits of green chilli

Lemon, Lemon Juice : Lemon is a very good source of Vitamin C and thus helps in the production of  white blood cells and antibodies in the blood which attacks invading microorganisms, prevents infection and builds immunity. Therefore, Lemon juice is given to prevent common cold. The ascorbic acid in lemon juice helps in absorption of iron from the food. So if you’re iron deficient or have anaemia squeeze a lemon on iron rich recipes. See detailed benefits of lemon, lemon juice.

Besan : Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. Besan is high in Folate or folic acid, which is important for rapid growth and multiplication of red blood cells and white blood cells (WBC) in the bone marrow. See 10 detailed benefits of besan and why it's good for you. 

Benefits of Carom Seeds, Ajwain : carom seeds are good for digestion. Its active compound thymol helps in the secretion of digestive juices in the stomach which prevents indigestion. To overcome stomach pain, acidity, bloating and flatulence ajwain is a very good remedy. Ajwain water is also known to help boost metabolism and aid in weight loss. Including ajwain in the form of Ajwain Roti will be good for those suffering from high BP. See here detailed benefits of carom seeds, ajwain.

Curd + Low fat Curds :  Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice. Curd is one of the richest source of proteincalcium and minerals. They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. Being low in sodium, it is safe to be eaten by individuals with high blood pressure. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

What's the problem?

Vegetable Oils : To some vegetable oil is only soyabean oil, while some promote it as a mix of oils like soyabean, canola, sunflower, corn and other omega-6 rich oils. These are often cheaper options than many oils, but they are highly processed oils. They are undoubtedly not to be reached out for, whether you are looking for salad dressings, sautéing or cooking.  The 5 best oils used in cooking are olive oil (low temperature short time cooking), avocado oilcanola oilcoconut oil and peanut oil. You must read the super article to find the facts of  which oil is the healthiest avoid vegetable oil

Note : 1 cup = 200 ml (standard cup available in the market). The weight in grams varies for each ingredient.

Can diabetics, heart patients and overweight individuals have Sprouted Moong Chaat?

Yes, this recipe is good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness.

Can healthy individuals have Sprouted Moong Chaat?

Yes.  Moong sprouts is a nutri-dense sprout. It’s a good sources of several nutrients like b vitaminspotassiummagnesiumphosphorus. These sprouts are a protein boost. Sprouted moong is beneficial in relieving the symptoms of anaemia by building haemoglobin levels due to its high iron count.  

Are there any healthy chaat recipes you suggest? 

Yes, we suggest the following healthy chaat options like Oats ChaatMoong Dal ki Chaat and Paneer aur Hare Chane ki Chaatlow calorie sev puri . All these chaat recipes have no fried foods and made from dals, oats, baked sev, baked papadi and chana which are healthy. 

Moong Dal Ki Chaat

Moong Dal Ki Chaat

One serving of Sprouted Moong Chaat is high in

1. Protein : Protein is required for the managing the wear and tear of all cells of the body.

2. Fiber : Dietary fiber reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent the spike in blood sugar levels and hence super for diabetics. Consume more fruits, vegetables, moong, oats, matki, whole grains.

3. Vitamin B1 : Vitamin B1 protects nerves, helps in carbohydrate metabolism, prevents heart diseases and helps produce red blood cells. 

4. Vitamin C :  Vitamin C is a great defence against coughs and colds.

5. Folic Acid : Folic acid is an essential vitamin required throughout pregnancy.

6. Magnesium : Magnesium is required for formation of bones and teeth. It helps in the metabolism of calcium and potassium.

7. Phosphorous Phosphorous works closely with calcium to build bones.

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How to burn 188 calories that come from One serving of Sprouted Moong Chaat?

Walking (6 kmph) = 56 mins
Running (11 kmph) = 19 mins
Cycling (30 kmph) = 25 mins
Swimming (2 kmph) = 32 mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy153 cal8%
Protein8.8 g16%
Carbohydrates24.4 g8%
Fiber6.1 g24%
Fat2.3 g3%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Vitamin A63.8 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.9 mg7%
Vitamin C6.2 mg15%
Vitamin E0.1 mg1%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)167.3 mcg84%
Calcium59.6 mg10%
Iron1.9 mg9%
Magnesium52.6 mg15%
Phosphorus132.5 mg22%
Sodium19.6 mg1%
Potassium333 mg7%
Zinc1 mg10%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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